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Human Resources
MHR 523
Rupa Banerjee

CHAPTER 4DESIGNING AND ANALYZING JOBSORGANIZING WORK FOR STRATEGIC SUCCESSThere are many ways to distribute work between employeescan provide strategic advantage over competitorsthe formal relationships among jobs in anOrganizational structureorganizationOrganization chart depicts the structuresnapshot of the firm at a particular point in timedoes not provice details about actual communication patterns degree of supervision etc Three typesoBeaureaucraticTop down management approachMany levelshierarchical communication channels and career pathsHighly specialized jobs weiht narrowly defined job descriptionsFocus on independent performanceoFlatDecentralized mgmnt approachFew levels and multi directional communicationBroadly defined jobs with general job descriptionsEmphasis on teams and on product developmentoMatrixEach job has two components functional and product
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